CEREMONIAL GRADE MATCHA | Bright hue and velvety texture

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From Nishio Japan, our Ceremonial Matcha is the purest quality matcha, upholding the highest standards in the matcha industry. The quality of our ceremonial matcha is recognized by leading tea masters in Japan.

Before harvest, the Camellia sinensis green tea plants are shaded. This extra step brings out brightness and sweetness in the tea leaf. After the leaves are harvested and processed, they are ground down to fine powder.

What characteristics should you look for in Ceremonial Matcha?

  • THE COLOR of Ceremonial Matcha tea should be vibrant, jade green hue.
  • THE FLAVOR of Ceremonial Matcha should be a balance of natural sweetness and mild astringency.
  • THE AROMA of Ceremonial Matcha should have a hint of sweetness with earthy undertones.
  • THE TEXTURE of Ceremonial Matcha powder should be extra fine and feel silky smooth to the touch.

Enjoy the rich taste and velvety texture for daily moments of relaxation and meditation.

In a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, a matcha whisk, chasaku (matcha spoon), and Japanese matcha bowl are used. These items make a nice gift set as well!

Culinary vs Ceremonial Matcha

Matcha ceremonial and culinary grade matcha are two different grades of matcha tea. Here are the key differences between them:

1. Quality: Ceremonial grade matcha powder is considered the highest quality matcha available. The youngest tea leaves are carefully selected and processed to ensure a vibrant green hue and a smooth, delicate flavor.

Whereas culinary matcha is made from older tea leaves. This results in a duller hue and is generally used for cooking and baking.

2. Flavor: High-quality matcha has a balanced flavor profile with natural sweetness and mild astringency. It is known for its smooth and mellow taste. Culinary matcha, on the other hand, has a stronger and more bitter flavor. This makes culinary matcha more suitable for blending with other ingredients in recipes.

3. Color: Ceremonial matcha has a vibrant, jade green color, which is a sign of its high quality. Culinary matcha, on the other hand, may have a slightly duller green color.

4. Texture: Ceremonial matcha has an extra fine texture and feels silky smooth to the touch. Culinary matcha may have a slightly coarser texture.

5. Price: Due to its higher quality, ceremonial matcha is generally more expensive than culinary matcha.

When choosing between culinary and ceremonial matcha, consider your intended use. Ceremonial matcha is the best choice if you plan to drink matcha as a standalone beverage. It should definitely be the choice for a traditional tea ceremony. If you plan to use matcha for cooking, baking, or making lattes or smoothies, culinary matcha is more suitable.

How to Make Matcha

  1. Sift 1/2 tsp of matcha through matcha sifter into a matcha bowl 
  2. Add 2oz of hot water to the bowl (water just under a boil will achieve the best results)
  3. Whisk vigorously with your Chasen in a zig-zag motion until the tea is frothy.
  4. Enjoy your matcha tea straight from your matcha bowl for the traditional matcha experience or pour it into your favorite cup. 

Using 1/2 tsp:

30 grams yields 15-20 cups
60 grams yields 30-40 cups

Customer Reviews

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Laura S. (Goodyear, AZ, US)
Matcha is Magic

I add Matcha to my morning protein smoothie. Boosts my energy and helps me stay focused! And who doesn't love the all the health benefits too!! Amazing product and delicious 😋